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Holy Scriptures

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Carolina S

on 16 December 2013

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Transcript of Holy Scriptures

The Torah is also The Old Testament of the Christians.
The Judaism book of worship is the Torah.
Torah means "Worship" in Hebrew.
Unlike the Christian's Bible, The Torah is presented in the form of scrolls.
If all religions are based upon the same values/morals, then why are there so many interpretations in their scripture?
Religions all over the world believe in some sort of scripture
Bible, Torah, Quran, ...
Another well known text is the
The Dhammapada is believed to be verses that were frequently spoken by the Buddha
Containing 26 chapters
There is no formal holy book, but the Vedas is a scripture that is considered holy by Hindus
Similarities/Differences of All Religions
World Religions
How can a person believe so much in something that was written hundreds of years ago? What makes them believe?
We all may believe in different religions and see the world through a different pair of eyes, but the truth is we all have the same morals and values...
We may all be different, but one way or another we are all the same
The bible holds the story of the world and the life of Jesus Christ
It explains what is right and wrong by telling stories
Has rules to follow by such as the 10 commandments
Old Testament is of the time before us.
It was book about Jesus' followers; the Jews.
The New Testament is stories of the time after and during his life
Gives guidance and direction
114 suras or chapters
The Torah consists of the 5 books of Moses.
The difference is that the books are in a different order. The Torah goes backwards and the Christian Bible goes forwards.
There is not one specific sacred text for Buddhism that states their beliefs.
The Torah guides the Jewish people as to what is right, and what is wrong.
Mentions the main topics of
The Title "Dhammapada" means sections or portions of the Dhamma
The system of analysis that was taught by the Buddha
It is supposed that the Dhammapada was written by a man named Buddhaghosa
Buddhagosa was South-Indian scholar-monk that became a Buddhist and studied the Tipitaka (Three Baskets)
He then systematized and revised the old interpretation of the Buddha religion
Four Vedas:
Rig Veda
Sama Veda
Yajur Veda
Atharva Veda
They are some of the most ancient books still used
The Rig Veda (Book of Mantra)-

comprised of eight ‘adhayayas’ or chapters that contain:
economic information on the Rig Vedic civilization- Aryans
The Sama Veda (Book of Song)-
collection of songs
a smaller copy of the Rig Veda
they go hand in hand
The Yajur Veda (Book of Ritual)-
mainly used by the priests
tells them what to do during "Sacrificial Acts"
The Atharva Veda (Book of Spell)-
Very different from others but important
contains charms and spells
Considered to be the only book protected by God.
Quran was sent from God to Muhammad
23 Years
40 years old to death
Quran Background
Mahayana Sutras
Lotus Sutra
Importance of becoming buddha
Heart Sutra
5 elements of nature
Land of Bliss Sutra
what people must do be reborn in Pure Land
The MOST important book of the Buddha is the
The Tipitaka holds the original scriptures of the Buddha
Sutra Pitaka = first basket
Path of enlightenment
Vinaya Pitaka = second basket
Guidelines of morality and behavior for monks
Abhidharma Pitaka = third basket
Process of creating Buddhist philosophy
There is also the
Tibetan Book of the Dead
well known to the west
Written by a Tibetan Munk
Focuses on what a person experiences while dying, at the moment of death, during the 49-day period between death and rebirth, and at rebirth.
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